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Talking With New Trier 6'4 OL John McGurk Class Of 2024 - Name To Watch

So, in a way to better understand the use of Deep Dish Football for Illinois recruits and the whole entire IHSA Football scene. Decided to do player profiles of players who you might not know or you might know, but you should respect them for their roles on their respective teams. This is one of the many reasons why Deep Dish Football is respected in the IHSA. Every Football Player Has A Story To Tell

John McGurk New Trier OL Class Of 2024 6'4 265

John McGurk how was your junior season? My junior season started out a little bit slow, as it was my first year playing right tackle, and we lost our first three games. But in our 3rd game, I hit my stride and we began to turn our season around. I progressed and I think I became a very important part of our team by the end of the year, as I was the only player to start every single offensive snap for New Trier this year. What does football mean to you? Football means so much to me. I’ve been playing tackle football since I was five years old, and it is a huge part of my life. It is more than a game, and it has taught me how to work hard, overcome challenges, have a better social life, and keep in shape, and it has overall bettered me as a person.

What schools have you talked to so far? I have talked to Brown, Columbia, Penn, Harvard, Butler, Wash U, Middlebury, Carnegie-Mellon, Claremont-McKenna, Wheaton, Carleton, Albion, MIT, St Thomas, Rhodes, and Washington and Lee What should college coaches know about you? I’m a young junior who is constantly growing, getting stronger, and improving in every facet of my game, and I am working hard to do so. I am a great student and I apply myself to the fullest on the field and in the classroom, and I try to lead by example to improve myself and my teammates. What do you like about playing in the trenches? I love the constant battle that occurs in the trenches that forces you to take zero plays off. On top of that, you have to be aggressive, mean, but also you have to be very smart and technically sound. The trenches are truly what football is about, and that’s what makes them so fun.

What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason? I’ve been working on my strength the most this off-season. My weight is up about 25-30 lbs since the end of the season and I’m lifting 4-5 times a week even as I participate in track and field. I’m getting bigger, stronger, and faster, and I can’t wait for next season.

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